Texas Rangers Cold Case Investigation Details

Kristen Wilson

Kristen Lea   Wilson

REFERENCE NUMBER: 294 - Unsolved
RACE: White
SEX: Female
CITY: Houston
COUNTY: Harris


On Thursday, November 28, 1996, Kristen Lea Wilson, 29, was supposed to meet her family for Thanksgiving Day dinner. After several hours passed and she still had not arrived for dinner, Kristen’s parents drove to her apartment in southwest Houston. They arrived and discovered her front door unlocked. They entered the apartment and found Kristen deceased on the floor in her bedroom. It appeared that Kristen had just arrived home. She was partially nude and may have been sexually assaulted. Kristen had been strangled. Evidence indicated that someone had broken into her apartment before she arrived and waited for her. The Houston Police Department investigated extensively, but the case remains unsolved. Texas Rangers Unsolved Crimes Investigations joined with HPD to combine efforts to solve this case. If anyone has any information to help solve this murder, please contact the Texas Rangers through this website, or call Texas Crime Stoppers.

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